JULY 30, 2013
NY'S ZOMBIE FIGHT DEBUT "RECONNECT" VIDEO
"Reconnect" is from their 2012 EP "Alive And Well"
KIDS INSANE KICK OFF MONTH LONG EUROPEAN TOUR TODAY IN THE UK
ALSO PREVIEW 2 NEW TRACKS OFF OF THEIR NEW EP DUE OUT IN SEPTEMBER
Israel’s Kids Insane kick off their month long European tour tonight in Nottingham, UK. The tour will visit Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and more before finishing up on August 31st in Le Havre, France. The band recently released two new tracks off of their “Frustrated” EP which will be coming out in September on Take It Back and Goodwill Records. You can listen to the new tracks below.
LIFELINE RECORDS TO RE-ISSUE FIRST THREE 7 SECONDS EP'S
LifeLine Records will be re-issuing the first three 7 Seconds EP’s on September 10th. “Skins, Brains & Guts”, “Committed For Life” and “Blasts From the Past” have been out of print for many years and each will be released in its original 7” format. Each release will pay tribute to the original first pressing of each record, using the original art and include the original insert that later pressings had lost. As a bonus, each record will include a retrospective of each release written by Kevin Seconds. There will be limited color vinyl available for pre-orders starting August 15th via LifeLine.
GERMANY'S ADJUDGEMENT RELEASE "LET'S DANCE" VIDEO
JULY 26, 2013
IN EFFECT ROLLS OUT A "NEW" PAGE LOOKING BACK.... IN THE MIRROR
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TAKE OFFENSE PREVIEWS NEW TRACK "PLACE YOUR BET" OFF OF UPCOMING
NEW FULL LENGTH DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 17TH
NEW LIVE 7" DUE OUT MID-AUGUST
The highly anticipated “United States Of Mind”… the upcoming 10 song full length from Take Offense is due to hit store shelves on September 17th on Reaper Records. The band has just released a new track titled “Place Your Bet” via SoundCloud off of the new album. Reaper will also be releasing a 4 song 7” from T.O. titled “Live At So-Cal Slam” which will be 4 songs from their April 7th show at Rock City Studios in Camarillo, CA. The vinyl only release (due out in mid-August) will be limited to only 500 copies and can be pre-ordered now along with the new “United States Of Mind” LP which comes with many options in regards to colored vinyl. Take Offense’s Greg (guitar) and Joe (drums) are also in Cold Stare which started in 2007 with Greg on vocals. They have 2 out of print 7”s released and will be releasing another 7” titled “The Circus” which will have 6 songs. Look for a late 2013 release on Flatspot Records for the new Cold Stare.
SINGAPORE'S OVERTHROWN DEBUT "NO END IN SIGHT" VIDEO OFF OF NEW EP
Singapore’s Overthrown have just released a video for the track “No End In Sight” off of their new 6 song EP. The “Unbroken” EP will be co-released with Canada’s Insurgence Records and will be available on CD, vinyl and on digital download via Bandcamp. The band is currently in Europe playing 9 dates alongside Belgium’s Ashes from July 26th through August 3rd. Look out for an interview here next week with their guitarist Jai who also runs Reconstrux Bookings which is very instrumental in bringing Western hardcore bands to Southeast Asia.
GERMANY'S WORLD EATER DEBUT "ABOUT TO FALL" VIDEO
Germany’s World Eater have released a video for the track “About To Fall” off of their 14 song “Wormfeast” which came out in April on BeatdownHardware.
ARTWORK FOR NEW SHEER TERROR 7" TRIBUTE TO SHAM 69
Above is the cover art for a new Sheer Terror 7” which will be a tribute to Sham 69. The vinyl only release will be put out on Randale Records with all proceeds going to a friend of the band to help with hospital costs. Keep an eye on the Sheer Terror page for more info.
PISSED OFF RADIO FROM NYC DEBUTS FIRST EPISODE
Another new hardcore/punk radio show has popped up. This time out of the apartment of Ken Kelleher who used to be the host of the Hardcore Reality Radio Show back in the 1990’s on Seaton Hall University Radio. Ken’s first show aired this past week and ran a little over an hour long.
JULY 20, 2013
PHOTO FEATURE COVERING THE MAIR 1 FEST MONTABAUR, GERMANY JUNE 2013
PHOTOS BY: BAS SPIERINGS & AGA HAIRESIS
PHOTOS OF: SICK OF IT ALL, H2O, BOY SETS FIRE, TERROR, ALPHA & OMEGA, NOFX,
TYRELL BUTTERCUP JONES & MORE!
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JULY 19, 2013
NEW INTERVIEW... 25 YEARS OF DRUNKENNESS WITH NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE
"Myself and my brother, D-Thrilla started this band when I was 12 and he was 18. I traded Boy Scout meetings for rock and roll on Friday nights." K-Love
7 SECONDS TO RELEASE FIRST NEW MATERIAL IN 8 YEARS
7 Seconds will be releasing a new 2 song 7” on October 1st through Portland, Oregon’s Rise Records. The upcoming release is the band’s first since their 2005 album “Take It Back!, Take It On, Take It Over!” on Side One Dummy Records. The 2 new tracks are titled “My Aim Is You” and “Slogan On A Shirt” which both will appear on side 1 of the record with the flip side containing an etching of the band’s logo. Rise Records has a trailer video with the song my “Aim Is You” which you can watch at the link below. Pre-orders are also available now via Rise. 7 Seconds has about 20 new songs written and plan on releasing 13 of them for a new album later this year also with Rise.
NEW BOOK DOCUMENTING THE LEGENDARY CITY GARDENS CLUB IN NJ
“No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes” is an upcoming book written by Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico and covers the legendary and now defunct City Gardens Club in Trenton, NJ which was a force in the 1980’s and 90’s. The 300 plus page book which took a few years to complete covers the whole story of the clubs history as the authors conducted well over 100 interviews with the likes of Henry Rollins, Jon Stewart from The Daily Show (who used to bartend at the club), Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Harley from the Cro-Mags, promoter Randy Now plus “moshers, bouncers and other miscreants”. The people behind this project are looking for financial help via Kickstarter and have a very complete breakdown of questions and answers as to where the funds will go if their goal is met. Kickstarter campaigns often come under fire from opponents but in this case everything is spelled out down to how much printing will cost for hardcover and paperback versions as well as the money they have to give back over to Kickstarter themselves. The book is separate from the “Riot On The Dance Floor…The City Gardens Documentary” but most of the contributors are the same and both plan on being released in late 2013. One is a book, one a documentary. Just follow the links below and find out more…
THIS IS HARDCORE FEST FREE BANDCAMP SAMPLER
The This Is Hardcore Festival which runs from August 8th through August 11th in Philadelphia, PA has put out a FREE Bandcamp page featuring a track from pretty much all of the 50 plus bands that will be performing over the course of the 4 day festival. It is pretty hard to know all of the bands playing and this is a great way to hear most of them with lyrics included as well. Also make sure to check out the minute and a half This Is Hardcore 2013 Movie by Jason Nappi and Randy Memoli.
BRAZIL'S INNER SELF RELEASE VIDEO FOR "BRINGING THE RAGE BACK" AHEAD OF NEW 7"
Inner Self are a new band (formed 2013) out of Sao Paulo, Brazil who feature members of Still X Strong, The Only Way, and D.P.R. They have a 5 song 7” titled “Bringing The Rage Back” coming out soon on Seven Eight Life Recordings and have a video out for the title track as well. Inner Self singer Athos Machado also plays guitar in Still X Strong who have recently announced a split 7” with Cruel Hand from Maine. The record will be a DIY release through Sao Paulo Em Furia Records which is run by Athos’ bandmate Xavero from Still X Strong.
TERROR AND STRIFE TO PLAY 2014 PERSISTENCE TOUR IN EUROPE
Strife and Terror are the first two bands to be announced to be a part of the 2014 Persistence Tour run by M.A.D. Tourbooking. Pre-orders for the January 2014 European tour will start on August 1st with more band announcements on the way.
TWO MAN ADVANTAGE & BLACKOUT SHOPPERS TO RELEASE SPLIT 7"
& NEW BLACKOUT SHOPPERS ALBUM "MORE ABUSE" DUE OUT IN AUGUST
Two Man Advantage and Blackout Shoppers will have a split 7” out soon on Sexy Baby Records from Chicago. Each band will contribute 3 songs to the 7” EP. Two Man Advantage’s tracks are previously unreleased from their 2008 “South Of Canada” LP sessions. Look for a new 15 song Blackout Shoppers CD in early August titled “More Abuse”. Mega Platinum Records will be handling distribution for the new album which is Blackout Shoppers’ first since their 2009 debut “Pass Out”.
HARM'S WAY TO RELEASE NEW EP "BLINDED" AHEAD OF FALL US TOUR
Chicago’s Harm’s Way will release their new 12”EP/CD titled “Blinded” on Deathwish Inc. on July 23rd. Look for them on tour in the US this September with Dead In The Dirt and Homewrecker. You can watch the video for the track "Mind Control" off of the new EP below.
JULY 11, 2013
ROTTING OUT DEBUT "NO CLUE" VIDEO
XIBALBA DEBUT "HASTA LA MUERTE" VIDEO
YOUTH OF TODAY LIVE IN SINGAPORE JULY 8, 2013
PERFORMING "YOUNG UNTIL I DIE" AND "BREAK DOWN THE WALLS"
VIDEO COURTESY OF OVERTHROWN CREW
GOING UNDERGROUND BOOK TO PRESS THIRD EDITION IN SUMMER OF 2013
George Hurchalla…author of “Going Underground…American Punk 1979-1989” is putting out a new revised third edition of his book which first came out in 2005. The first two editions are out of print and the new edition will feature over 50 new photos unique to the new version as well as info and interviews covering the American hardcore scene. The book which is scheduled to come out this summer is seeking funds via Kickstarter and you can get more info about it by watching the video clip they put together.
BASEMENT RECORDS' NEW 75 CENT COMPILATION OUT NOW
Basement Records has a new downloadable compilation available for a whopping 75 cents. The 10 band, 10 song compilation features both Basement Records as well as Make Them Stop Music bands including Supreme Commander, Bullet Treatment, and Killing California. Also comes with downloadable artwork and an insert with notes on each artist.
JULY 5, 2013
NEW INTERVIEW WITH MIKE OF JUDGE
INTERVIEW WITH MARK PORTER OF WORLD WAR 4
PENNSYLVANIA HARDCORE DOC NEARING COMPLETION
Filming for the Pennsylvania Hardcore documentary is now done and is currently in postproduction. Look for upcoming screenings as Average Superstar Films looks for possible suitors to release this new doc. For all the up to date info check ‘em out on Facebook.
OLDE YORK ANNOUNCE AUGUST TOUR OF JAPAN
Olde York have announced that they will be heading to Japan for 7 dates with Japan’s own Aggressive Dogs AKA UZI-One starting August 2nd. The dates and clubs are available on the
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ABJECT! RECORDING FOR NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM
Abject! are in the midst of putting out their next release which will be the 12 song “Ugly On The Inside” full length. Recording is scheduled for July with a probable mid to late fall release. “Ugly On The Inside” will be the follow up to their September 2012 “39 Hours In Bronx Central Booking” EP and will feature cover artwork by the infamous Gary Gilmore. Lead singer Jamie recently released episode #72 of his webcast/video zine called Abject! Deal which features a short chat with Start Today Printing who do screen printing/T-shirts etc. for various hardcore bands. Links below:
LONG ISLAND NY'S ICE AGE CHANGE NAME TO AMERICAN ICE AGE/NEW EP IN THE WORKS
Long Island NY’s Ice Age are now officially known as American Ice Age after growing tired of being confused with the European band with the same name. American Ice Age are currently recording for a 5 song EP titled “The American Ice Age” which follows up their June 2010 release “Dead Kings” which came out on Think Fast! Records.
ROTTING OUT TO TOUR US IN AUGUST & EUROPE IN OCTOBER
Rotting Out have announced a European tour which kicks off in the UK on October 11th and finishes up back in the UK on October 26th alongside Broken Teeth (UK) and Survival (UK). The tour also visits Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France along the way. A US tour with Take Offense (CA), Minus (CA) and Sydney Australia’s Relentless runs prior to the Euro Tour starting August 1st running through August 22nd. Visit below for more details.
BROLOAF NEW RELEASES & NEW DRUMMER
Arizona’s Bro-Loaf have just followed up their “Business In The Front, Party In The Back” 7” EP which came out on April 29th with the brand new “Patriotic Fight Songs Volume 2” which came out on July 4th and features two new songs in “Lady Liberty” and “The World Needs A Hero”. The limited vinyl release comes in red, white or blue vinyl and is the second installment in their line of 4th of July 7” releases. The band plans on releasing Volume 3 in 2014 and will bundle all 3 versions into a box set version. Downloads for both new releases will be available on the bands Bandcamp page soon. Bro-Loaf also welcomes in Jean Paul Von Damned as their new drummer and look forward to releasing a new full length in 2014.
RIPFACE INVASION TO PREVIEW NEW EP ON JULY 5TH VIA FACEBOOK & YOU TUBE